Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To quickly process your transactions.
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
• To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate
• We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
• Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at:

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
• On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
• By calling us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
• Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
Rincon, PR 00677
Puerto Rico
+1 (787) 299-7374

Last Edited on 2018-08.14

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Fishing with Capt Pepi on Makaira Fishing Charters over the years has been second to none. From catching Pelagics like Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish, Mahi & Sailfish. Fishing on the 35 foot Contender with twin Yamaha 300’s is sure to get you on the fish. Catching my dream fish, Blue Marlin, three in one day on an epic 24hr trip to Rincon will be with me forever!

Jason Jason Casey

I’ve been vacationing in Rincon for over 15 years now. We fish with Capt Pepi every time we go. We had fished with other charters but none compared. Capt Pepi is very personable and makes the day more like fishing with a friend. That being said, he can also find the fish. We have never had a bad trip. He will do what it takes to put you on the fish and make sure you have a great day fishing! I highly recommend him to anyone going to Rincon. Just go anywhere in Rincon and ask for Capt Pepi. He’s famous there.

Robert Robert Shepherd

First choice for fishing in PR. Great time the kids loved it and we caught some delicious fish for dinner!

Chad Chad G.

A good bunch of guys took us to all the hot spots cut some mahi-mahi and had a great time on my vacation highly recommend these guys.

Joseph Joseph Gold

Recently took a half day charter trip with Capt. Pepi for tuna on light tackle for a bachelor party. Was everything we wanted to do and more. Very knowledgeable and had more tuna than we knew what to do with. Yellowfin and blackfin tuna and very enjoyable experience. Everyone caught something.

Jeremy Jeremy S. - Gulf Breeze, FL

My family and I did a half day of fishing with Makaira a couple weeks ago and had a great time! Captain Pepi and his first mate were very helpful yet relaxed, which made the trip enjoyable. Along with keeping conversation with everyone on the boat they were also constantly checking different areas and communicating with other boats in order to find areas where the fish were biting. One of my family members started getting sea sick basically from the beginning of the trip but they never made him feel bad or uncomfortable. They offered suggestions to make him feel better, which, I’m sure would have helped if he wasn’t such a lost cause. But, all in all, it was a great trip. Along with a couple eel and a barracuda we caught a handful of tuna and a rainbow runner, all of which were DELICIOUS the next day. Would definitely do business with them again.

Chiara Chiara R. - Concord, NH

Capt Pepi in charge of the Contender. Beautiful fishing charter, professional Management responsible yet very friendly staff. Had a blast with a crew of 4, it is best fishing boat in Rincon as of today.

Delmon Delmon G. - Las Vegas, NV

Capt. Pepi and his first mate, Greg, were knowledgable yet unassuming, talkative without being chatty, but most importantly, they found and caught fish. My friends and I booked a half day charter last week (Feb. 10, 2010) and landed a 60# Wahoo, a 10# Wahoo and a small Barracuda. If I ever make it back to Rincon, I will definitely be booking with Makaira again!

Brian Brian T. - Bolingbrook, IL

I just wanted to let you know we (My dad, wife Jeri, son Michael and his girlfriend Leah) and I had a great time fishing. I enjoyed our conversation about your boat and the dogs. I expect to fish with you again and am looking forward to the next time. Best of luck in your business…

Skip Skip Smith

Pepi, my family and I were on your charter the afternoon of March 13th and I just wanted to thank you again for everything! We all had an absolute blast! I also wanted to thank you for all of the suggestions you gave us for places to go and what to see… I look forward to doing it again!… I wanted to express my appreciation – thank you and I hope to see you again on a future vacation! Take care!

Cherie Cherie Christopherson

Hola- This is Ian, you took Mark, his brothers and I out fishing last Saturday, first off it was a f*@$*$@ blast-my first time ever fishing, and I loved it…
Could you please send me those pics that you took of the dorado I have been eating all week? Thanks Pepi.

Ian Ian

Great trip fishing! Thank you so much Pepi and Chu for the nice trip. The hookups were fun and catches were memorable. I can’t wait for my next trip when I will have you take us out again – for sure!!! It was a perfect day and very affordable. Glad we found you.

Branan Branan Ward - St. Augustine, FL

Hello Pepi, Thank you for an incredible couple of days in the waters of Rincon. You run a first class operation and the hospitality of the people of Rincon makes for a wonderful experience. Please give our thanks to your friend that prepared the yellowfin tunas ( I can’t remember the name of the restaurant) for us. Those yellowfin on 20lb class were a blast. Daniel can’t wait to get back and the wives are already planning the next visit to do more browsing (shopping) at the art galleries around Rincon. David and his family were great and made our stay at Villa Cofresi very relaxing and enjoyable. Tell Chu your mate, that next time I will break his Puerto Rican record for the biggest Dorado.Thanks again.

Isidro Isidro Huerta

We enjoyed our trip with you in December. Dave had told me about his past trips and how knowledgeable, efficient and courteous you and Chu are. You made me feel very at ease on the boat despite the fact that I was a novice at charter fishing. Seeing the island from the water gives you a completely different perspective. We plan another trip in December of 07 with Captain Dan and his fiance and we plan to book another trip on Fuakata! We appreciate your hospitality and the way you go above and beyond for your clients.Tight lines,

Debbie and Dave Jamison – Virginia Beach, VA Debbie and Dave Jamison - Virginia Beach, VA

Just wanted to let you guys know what a great time we had. You made our first deep-sea fishing trip a day to remember! We enjoyed seeing the dolphins and pilot whales, and the black-fin tuna will be dinner tonight. Fighting with the 450 Marlin for 4 1/2 hours took it’s toll on all of us, but man, we got that sucker in finally, thanks to you guys. You run a first-class outfit, amigos!

Russ and Mary Russ & Mary Foster, Terry Bishop and Stephen White

Captain Pepi, I wanted to thank you guys for a great fishing trip. While most of our crew had never fished offshore before you took the time to explain what to do and how to do it. We all had a blast and dinner that night was excellent (Dorado and Tuna). Jeanine is still broken up about the one that got away and swears to return to get her revenge. Of all the Charters I have taken yours was by far the best. You delivered exactly as promised and the boat and gear was outstanding. I wish Makaira charters the best in the future and will certainly recommend to all that visit the Rincon area.

Rod, Plano Texas Rod Naker- Plano, Texas

Pepi, Thank you for the awesome experience last week. We all had an absolute blast and I cannot wait to come back. My wife wants to visit her family in Puerto Rico on a yearly basis so I will definitely be booking with you again when we visit. The organized chaos when you have two Mahi hooked up at once (which happened twice) will be etched in my memory forever and I cannot wait to do it again. Listening to the scream of the drag when hooked up with a 40+ pound Wahoo was enough to get anyone excited. The fish dinner we had on Wednesday night was a hit with everyone. You run a first class operation and your first mate (Chu) did a great job of keeping the lines in the water and controlling the chaos on deck. Thanks again.

Steve Steve Langanki

Pepi, I wanted to thank you again for an outstanding weekend. We all had such a great time with you and thought the entire event was top notch. We were all very bummed out leaving yesterday and to my surprise, all the guys would have been right back out there again for another full day on the water. I know it’s a long way off but I’m very serious about being back down there next Sept. Please keep me in mind when you get word that entry fees are being accepted. If you would have us again, we will be there. Thanks again Pepi. Speaking for all of us, we truly feel like we now have a friend in Puerto Rico.

Andrew, New Jersey Andrew - New Jersey

I have fished with Capt. Jose “Pepi” Alfonso several times over the past four years. We had chartered other boats in the area, but once we found Makaira Fishing Charters we never went back to anyone else. With Capt. Pepi, we have fished for just about everything, Wahoo, Dorado, Kingfish, Tarpon and Marlin. I have never been disappointed. Capt. Pepi works extremely hard to put you on fish and also to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. My friends and I are avid fishermen where we live, and I am the owner/operator of my own charter business, so we know fishing.  I promise you, Capt. Pepi’s operation is top notch. Not only is he good at catching the fish you are looking for, but he is very personable. This makes you feel like you are fishing with a friend and not just out on a charter boat. I would highly recommend, and have recommended Capt. Jose “Pepi” Alfonso to anyone going to Puerto Rico for fishing.

Bob Shepherd, Cape May County, NJ Bob Shepherd - Cape May County, NJ